Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced on Tuesday his nomination of former SEC Commissioner Kathleen Casey to the Penn State Board of Trustees.
Casey, 46, would fill in the void from former trustee Mike DiBerardinis, according to the Director for the Office of the Board of Trustees Paula Ammerman.
DiBeradinis’ governor-appointed position ended his term on June 30, Ammerman said.
A former Penn State graduate, Casey now serves as a senior adviser at Patomak Global Partners firm — which offers legislative advice that impacts corporate decision-making — after finishing her five-year term as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner in August 2011. As commissioner, she served as the representative to several international boards and commissions, according to a press release.
Casey also serves as the Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
She graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in international politics in 1988 and received her law degree from George Mason University in 1993.
Corbett said in a press release that he is proud to nominate someone with such “caliber.”
“Kathy’s financial background, oversight experience and international perspective will make her an asset to Penn State’s Board of Trustees,” Corbett wrote in the press release.
Casey has no relations to Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey.
Penn State’s spokesman David LaTorre said the university will welcome Casey and is looking forward to working with her “pending confirmation by the state Senate.”
The governor’s nomination will be sent to the Senate’s education committee for consideration, the governor’s Deputy Director of Communications Janet Kelley wrote in an email.
No trustee nomination has been rejected by the Senate during Corbett’s term, Kelley wrote.
“Upon a favorable recommendation from the committee it will be sent to the Rules Committee who will determine when a floor vote will be taken,” she wrote.
There is no definite timetable for Casey’s approval by the Senate.